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Stepping up the Basement

Learn how to add hardwood stairs, hang drywall and install a pre-hung door with this easy-to-follow project.

John and Colleen Rauscher's 1970s basement is holding their $265,000 house back. With an $8,000 budget and the help of host Amy Matthews, they roll up their sleeves and bring the basement back to the future. With their livable space doubled, how much will their home value increase?

Remodel the basement and add a beautiful staircase:

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

How to Install a Pre-hung Door

Installing a new door is an easy task that doesn't take any time at all. Learn how to install a pre-hung door with these easy step-by-step directions.

  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Hang Drywall and Mud

Adding new drywall is a necessary step for a remodel. Learn how to hang and mud drywall with these easy step-by-step directions.

  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Install Hardwood Stairs

Once you have installed stairs, you can finish them by adding hardwood. Learn how to install hardwood stairs with these easy step-by-step directions.

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